There was something
I misunderstood about you.
I was blinded by your perfection,
at the intertwining of our fingers,
at the crush of your embrace,
at the milky sweetness of your lips
as they caressed mine.
You were my hidden gem–
sparking tenderness in my once hardened heart.
But then I remembered that
all diamonds can be sharpened to blades,
and all sparks can start a fire.
— An anonymous escape from life
Art by Henn Kim